Southern Cross University

Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge

Southern Cross University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01241G

Southern Cross University is renowned for its commitment to Indigenous education. The Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge is an important part of that dedication towards better environmental, social and economic outcomes. The course generates greater understanding of Indigenous world views, by exploring histories, knowledge systems, determinants of health and wellbeing and ways of living, in a culturally diverse and supportive environment. You will build theoretical and practical capability in areas including cultural protocols and Indigenous ways of knowing and being. You'll learn to engage with communities and work towards better environmental, social and economic outcomes. You can focus your degree with a major in Indigenous Knowledge or choose a shared major from disciplines across the University. Graduates may consider diverse career opportunities in government, commercial or social enterprise, land management, Indigenous tourism, and Aboriginal, family or environmental health.


Must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points), comprising: 16 core units (192 credit points), and 1 major (96 credit points) OR 1 shared major (96 credit points) OR 8 university wide electives (96 credit points).


  • Community and land management
  • Aboriginal health care

Standard entry requirements

Australian Year 12

Study pathways

This course offers intermediate awards (early exit points) at Diploma and Associate Degree levels. Eligible graduates of the Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge can apply to undertake the one-year Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge with Honours, as a pathway to the Doctor of Indigenous Philosophies.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
  • ATAR: 60
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Online campus
  • ATAR: 60
  • Online/Off-campus : 3 years

Further information

Graduates can pursue a range of careers in areas where an understanding of Indigenous issues is required. Depending on the units completed in the degree, graduates may be suited to positions in project management or administration with Indigenous organisations or in private or public sector areas such as health services, education and training, paralegal and social work, environmental management, humanities and the arts.

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